Although very little is known about the life of Greek poet Homer, credited with being the first to write down the epic stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the impact of his tales continues to reverberate through Western culture.is an enigma insofar as actual facts of his life go.The site uses high resolution images of Georgian glasses so please be patient with download times.
knitting implements at The Library Company of Philadelphia - A collection of knitting sheaths at Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Whisks or knitting belts were used by production knitters in the Shetlands in the 19th and possibly the 18th centuries to speed up the knitting process. Reproductions can be purchased from Journeyman Leather and Four Seasons Knitting.
The glass on the right is a particularly desirable colour twist wine glass with an ogee bowl above a rare blue and white opaque twist stem with the white tape just edged with blue. This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with 250 years of use. The glass has an extended rounded funnel bowl measuring 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter at the rim. It shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot and the rim of the bowl consistent with approximately 250 years of use.
The bowl is plain and sits on a double series opaque twist stem consisting of two gauzes wound around a central corkscrew tape The stem leads to a conical foot which measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.
The larger gauge needles used by Scottish bonnetmakers seem to have been made of wood.
Modern nickel-plated steel double-pointed knitting needles from Inox or Skacel are available from various vendors and look very much like period needles; or you can purchase reproduction knitting needles from Wooded Hamlet in sizes #000, #0, and #1.